Shepherd & Huntley

Shepherd & Huntley

Shepherd & Huntley

Shepherd: a suburb of Billings located about 20 minutes to the northeast.

Huntley: a suburb of Billings located about 20 minutes from downtown. It is also east of Shepherd and west of Worden

Highlights:

Pompeys Pillar​: one of the most famous sandstone buttes in America. It bears the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Captain William Clark carved his name on July 25, 1806, during his return to the United States through Yellowstone Valley. He named the pillar “Pompeys Tower” in honor of Sacagawea’s son, whom he had nicknamed “Pomp.” The name was later changed to “Pompeys Pillar.” It is open April 30th-October 15th but is also open to walk-in visitation during the off-season.  staff and Pompeys Pillar Historical Association volunteers provide visitor services during the operating season.

Clark Days:​ The Pompeys Pillar Historical Association, in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, hosts "Clark Days" the last weekend of July each year. River floaters, reenacting Captain Clark's canoe voyage, arrive at the Pillar during the afternoon. A buffalo barbeque, entertainment, living history demonstrations and interpretive activities are scheduled for the event, which will be the last Saturday and Sunday in July.

Huntley Project Museum: The museum consists of 10 plus acres, numerous buildings and exhibits of antique farming equipment. Recently a new Museum Center has been completed which has interactive displays telling the story of agriculture in the Yellowstone Valley.

Homesteader Days Celebration: In 1964, the Huntley Project Lions Club organized the first ‘Homesteader Days.’ The two-day celebration is held each year on the second weekend in July as a memorial to homesteaders who settled the area.